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A Tourism Success story for Bulgaria: FRAPORT’s CEO revealed to eTN the secret


Tourism to Bulgaria is big and the reason Burgas and Varna airport. The secret is FRAPORT. Ulrich Heppe is the Chief Executive Officer of FRAPORT Twin Star Airport Management in Varna, Bulgaria.

eTN publisher Juergen Steinmetz caught up with Mr. Heppe and the head of communication for FRAPORT Mr. Robert Payne at the recent ITB trade show in Berlin.

There is a fascinating success story for Bulgarian Tourism. it’s the creative work by FRAPORT and their two airports in Burgas and Varna. They are the main contributor and economic driver for this important Bulgarian holiday region.

Mr Heppe said: “We are extremely satisfied with 2017, because in 2016 we saw 22 percent growth in Burgas and Varna airports, and everyone was a little bit afraid 2017 might be a dip, but it did not happen.  On the contrary, in Burgas, we kept this very high level. We had another 3.6 percent growth and in Varna 17 percent.

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Mr. Heppe had this fascinating success story to share:

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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